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About Saint-Petersburg

Welcome to St. Petersburg, the former capital of Imperial Russia, home of the Tsars and one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities. Today, St. Petersburg is Russia’s second largest city with a population of over 5 million. It is also known as the center of Russian art, culture and literature – former citizens included Pushkin and Dostoevsky just to name a few. The entire city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is full of beautiful palaces and monuments including the Winter Palace.

The city is also known as the Venice of the North because of its location on various islands in the Neva River and its many canals and more than 400 bridges. St. Petersburg is home to the world famous Hermitage Museum which contains one of the world’s largest collections of art including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Matisse, Picasso as well as many other old masters and impressionists.

We are sure that you will find St. Petersburg one of the most if not the most fascinating places you have ever visited. Welcome to this most beautiful and mysterious of cities.

FACTS AND THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ST.PETERSBURG Foundation - founded on May 27, 1703.

  • Location - the delta of the Neva river on the shore of the Gulf of Finland on the 60° of the northern latitude.
  • It is the world's largest megalopolis situated this far to the North. Population - 4 624 100 people.
  • Territory - 1400 sq. km.
  • Time - St.Petersburg belongs to the Moscow standard time zone (MST), which differs from the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT): Summer MST = GMT + 4 hours; Winter MST = GMT + 3 hours.
  • Electricity - Home voltage is 220 V (AC), 50 Hz. White Nights - 2 May – July 17